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2024 MSAA Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention Awards

Nineteen Columbia Heights High School art students earned a total of 22 Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention awards at the 2024 Minnesota Scholastic Arts Awards (MSAA) – a competition organized by Art Educators of Minnesota. The art students received four Gold Key awards, eleven Silver Key awards, and seven Honorable Mentions in the Photography, Ceramics & Glass, Drawing & Illustration, and Digital Art categories. The works were submitted by CHHS Art Teachers Michelle Dietz, Sarah Honeywell and Isaac Glidden.

CHHS Junior Ameer Ait Daoud received a Gold Key Award in Photography for his work titled “Unapologetic”, CHHS Sophomore Kalice Hill received a Gold Key Award in Photography for her work titled “Grey Hair Don’t Care”, CHHS Junior Friday Lee received a Gold Key Award in Photography for his work titled “Ka Boom”, and CHHS Junior Sanam Muradi received a Gold Key Award in Photography for her work titled “Welcome to my Mind”.

Their work will be with other Gold Key winners’ work on display in the Regis West Gallery at the University of Minnesota from July 1 through July 27. All student award honorees will be recognized at the 2024 MSAA ceremony, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday, July 27 in the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota. This will be an opportunity to learn about the history of the Scholastic Art Awards, regional scholarships and hear from artists in the community as we celebrate the awards.

Seven students received Silver Key Awards in Photography; “Out Reach” by Sophomore Vincint Brown, “Amusement Trinkets” by Freshman Roberto De La O Arano, “Nothing New” by Junior Allison Dickson, “Submerged Movement” by Freshman Emilia Martinez Schellack, “If Everything is Dark; Look Again; Maybe You’re the Light” by Junior Sanam Muradi, “Layered Clouds” by Freshman Aesa Rude, and “Heliothrophy” by Freshman Jennifer Yuquilima. Two students received Silver Key Awards in Ceramics & Glass; “The Circle of Life” by Sophomore Yumna Ali and “Love and All Other Things” by Junior Jhoana Lala Yuquilima. Sophomore Ray Muhm received a Silver Key Award in Drawing & Illustration for his work titled “Self-Portrait with Smoke” and Junior Jenny Sandvik received a Silver Key Award in Digital Art for her work titled “Year Zero”.

Seven CHHS students received Honorable Mentions for the MSAA awards; Justin Alvarez (11), Jhoana Lala Yuquilima (11) and Sheryn Narvaez Piza (12) in Ceramics & Glass; Emily Farez Bueno (10) and Elizabeth Lee (10) in Drawing & Illustration; Lillian Pirin (9) and Aesa Rude (9) in Photography.

 

Here is a picture of our four CHHS Gold Key Award Winners:

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